According to a recent survey conducted by Wolters Kluwer, 73 percent of lawyers plan to integrate generative AI into their work in 2024.
That’s among the findings in the Future Ready Lawyer Survey, available today here, which includes insights from 700 legal professionals across the U.S. and nine European countries. Among the notable findings:
- 73 percent of lawyers expect to be integrating generative AI into their legal work in the next 12 months.
- 68 percent of respondents feel prepared for the impact of generative AI.
- 69 percent of law firms and 61 percent of legal departments are not yet very prepared to meet growing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) demands.
- 87 percent of legal professionals say that technology has improved their day-to-day work.
- 43 percent of legal organizations still have no formal Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) policies in place.
Which country is embracing generative AI the most? That would be the Dutch. More lawyers in the Netherlands (65 percent) appear to be convinced about the benefits of GenAI than legal professionals in the U.S. (46 percent), Belgium (38 percent) and France (20 percent). Additionally, professionals from the Netherlands are most likely to see GenAI as an opportunity (65 percent) while also seeming to have the greatest understanding of how this technology applies to their work (89 percent) – a sentiment that is also shared by 80 percent of U.S. legal professionals.
The 18-page report is chock-full of statistics, graphics and findings. You can download it FREE here.
So, what do you think? Are you surprised that 73 percent of lawyers say they plan to integrate generative AI into their work in the next year? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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